A quick trip to Disneyland
Written by Robert Niles
Laurie, the kids and I enjoyed a post-New Year's trip to Disneyland today. So you will find updated listings and photos throughout TPI's Disneyland pages.Tweet
As I said in a column last year, Disneyland is looking better it has in a decade, with attractive repair work done and smoothly operating attractions around the park. Even when things went wrong, such as a busted throttle cable disabling the Tom Sawyer raft on Tom Sawyer's Island, the attractions operators handled the situation smoothly. It's an impressive lesson for other area parks that take a far more haphazard attitude toward running their parks at full capacity.
Despite a strong crowd, we didn't wait more than 15 minutes for anything all day. Here was our itinerary (times are when we got on the ride):
8:05 - arrive Mickey & Friends parking garage
Twelve attractions in about six hours, hitting all our favorites, with a leisurely lunch and no rushing. Not a bad day. The key, as always, is *get there before the park opens*.
Theme parks are for morning people. Late sleepers wait!
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